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Natural Pigments Cobalt System Drier (Cobalt-Zirconium) 2 fl oz

SKU : NAP-500-CZCD02
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Natural Pigments Cobalt System Drier (Cobalt-Zirconium) 2 fl oz
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 1   US$ 13.41 
 2   US$ 13.33 
 3   US$ 13.28 
 4-5   US$ 13.25 
 6-7   US$ 13.20 
 8-11   US$ 13.17 
 12+   US$ 13.12 
Price: US$ 13.41
US$ 13.41

Product description


Cobalt System Drier is a concentrated blend of metal carboxylates in mineral spirits, containing 1% cobalt and 13% zirconium, and consists of an active, primary surface drier with an auxiliary through-drier blended in the ideal proportions for oil painting.

Cobalt is a primary oxidizing (active) drier. Used alone and in thick applications of paint it has a tendency to cause wrinkling. Cobalt is generally used in combination with lead, zirconium, calcium or combination of these metals as a drying initiator.

Zirconium and calcium are effective auxiliary driers when used in conjunction with active driers, such as cobalt or manganese. Zirconium promotes the through drying of paint film. Zirconium is the most effective replacement for lead driers. It also improves gloss and color when substituted for lead. It improves the action of cobalt drier and is used in conjunction with it and assists in the "through dry" of oil and alkyd paint.

Cobalt System Drier contains the active drier of cobalt blended with zirconium in the ideal proportions for oil and alkyd paint. The lower dose of cobalt combined with the through drying action of zirconium promote complete and fast drying of the paint film.


Add one drop per 5 ml (about 1 teaspoon) of paint. Suggested use levels should be verified with tests.

Physical Properties
Appearance: Dark blue liquid
Color (Gardner): Blue-Violet
Cobalt Content: 1%
Zirconium Content: 13%
Non Volatile Content: 43%
Specific Gravity (@25° C., kg/L): 1.02
Viscosity (@25° C., Gardner): A1
Health and Safety

WARNING! CONTAINS: PETROLEUM DISTILLATES. Exposure may cause skin and eye irritation. Overexposure will cause dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea and cracking or drying of skin. Avoid contact with skin. Avoid breathing mist or vapor. Wear safety glasses, protective clothing and chemical resistant rubber gloves when handling. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not take internally.
Eye Contact: Flush eyes at once with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes, while holding lids open. Get medical attention.
Skin Contact: Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Wash clothes and shoes before reuse. If irritation persists, get medical attention.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air.
Ingestion: Seek medical attention.

Natural Pigments

Natural Pigments is a limited liability company based in Willits, California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since pre-historic times up to and including the nineteenth century.

We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.

Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.
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Product weight: 0.13 lbs

This product is shipped from our warehouse in Gretna, NE, USA.
This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
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Cobalt System Drier (2 Net Fl Oz)
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